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  1. 1. 1. Ants don't sleep . 2. Owls have eyeballs that are tubular in shape, because of this, they cannot move their eyes. 3. A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat. 4. The mouse is the most common mammal in the US. 5. A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length. 6. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. 7. The Canary Islands were not named for a bird called a canary. Theywere named after a breed of large dogs. The Latin name was Canariaeinsulae - quot;Island of Dogs.quot; 8. There are 701 types of pure breed dogs. 9. A polecat is not a cat. It is a nocturnal European weasel. 10. The animal responsible for the most human deaths world-wide is the mosquito. 11. The biggest pig in recorded history was Big Boy of Black Mountain,North Carolina, who was weighed at 1,904 pounds in 1939. 12. Cats respond most readily to names that end in an quot;eequot; sound. 13. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor. 14. Pigs, walruses and light-colored horses can be sunburned. 15. Snakes are immune to their own poison. 16. An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes. 17. The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. 18. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  2. 2. 19. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to Squirt blood 30 feet. 20. Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear By 700 times. 21. Cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten. 22. The biggest member of the cat family is the male lion, which weighs 528 pounds (240 kilograms). 23. Most lipstick contains fish scales. 24. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. 25. Each day in the US, animal shelters are forced to destroy 30,000 dogs and cats. 26. A shrimp's heart is in their head. 27. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. 28. A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death. 29. The cat lover is an ailurophile, while a cat hater is an ailurophobe. 30. A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second. 31. It may take longer than two days for a chick to break out of its shell. 32. Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph. 33. Despite man's fear and hatred of the wolf, it has not ever beenproved that a non-rabid wolf ever attacked a human. 34. There are more than 100 million dogs and cats in the United States. 35. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.
  3. 3. 36. Cat's urine glows under a black light . 37. The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length. 38. It is estimated that a single toad may catch and eat as many as 10,000 insects in the course of a summer. 39. Amphibians eyes come in a variety shapes and sizes. Some even have square or heart-shaped pupils. 40. It would require an average of 18 hummingbirds to weigh in at 1 ounce. 41. Dogs that do not tolerate small children well are the St. Bernard,the Old English sheep dog, the Alaskan malamute, the bull terrier, andthe toy poodle. 42. Moles are able to tunnel through 300 feet of earth in a day. 43. Howler monkeys are the noisiest land animals. Their calls can be heard over 2 miles away. 44. A quarter of the horses in the US died of a vast virus epidemic in 1872. 45. The fastest bird is the Spine-tailed swift, clocked at speeds of up to 220 miles per hour. 46. There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonlyapplied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma andthe jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard. A capon is acastrated rooster. 47.The world's largest rodent is the Capybara. An Amazon water hog thatlooks like a guinea pig, it can weigh more than 100 pounds. 48. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people. 49. The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the grebe are all birds that cannot walk. 50. The poisonous copperhead snake smells like fresh cut cucumbers.